Oatmeal Pancake with Banana, Walnus and Flax
It was an easy decision to skip my workout this morning:
1) It was 3:50 a.m. when my alarm went off (well, not really but you know what I mean with daylight savings and all)
2) I stayed up 30 minutes later than usual studying for Physio. Put daylight savings on top of that!
3) Our programmable thermostat did not know what time it was and therefore there was no heat.
4) The husband announced the second the alarm went off he wasn’t going. Another reason for me to stay in bed.
Easy decision, right!?
I will probably get some walking in this afternoon because it’s going to be a gorgeous day.
Made an oatmeal pancake! I used a real egg because we are all out of egg whites. This makes the pancake heavier and denser (obviously from the yolk) and although it may keep me full longer, I prefer the texture of pancakes made with just whites. I used rolled oats and let the egg/oats soak for about 30 minutes before cooking.
Topped with walnuts, banana and flax:
My pancake would have been better with some maple syrup but I already went overboard with the sugar. As I was thinking about my coffee/spelnda dilemma yesterday I realized that I could just add some real sugar. No big deal, right? Well when I added what I thought was a good amount I went to see how many calories that was and it was 60 kcal worth of sugar!! Geez – I’m not opposed to sugar in the diet at all, but that’s a little overboard for breakfast. So I gave my cup to the husband and had a half cup (all that was left) with lots of milk and just a sprinkle of sugar. It wasn’t worth it. Perhaps I should JUST have splenda in coffee and give it up for tea, which I drink a lot more?
By the way, I’m not giving up splenda because of Skinny Bitch. I haven’t read the book yet. Splenda is really the only fake, processed food in my diet (that I consume on a regular basis) and frankly that bothers me. How come I can give up all kinds of junk food and not this one? I would rather not consume artificial sweeteners in general, and I’ve been trying on and off for over a year to give them up in my coffee/tea. But so far, I’m still struggling. Every time I have a cup without sweetener I say to myself “This is awful. Will just a little really do any harm?” And I end up adding some and enjoying the beverage 100x more.
Oh, and I had half a pear with cinnamon with breakfast!
All together -
Breakfast was around 425 kcal, 10 grams fiber, 18 grams protein.
Off to shower and study!